Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant
Syzran Power Plant is one of the oldest in Russia. It is located in the picturesque bend of the Syzranka river. The capacity is rather modest but it still works being a monument of history and architecture at the same time. It’s nice that there are still people who are indifferent to the object.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

The plan helps to understand where and what is situated.

1. Syzran reservoir with level 37,5 m and length about 20 km.
2. Spillway part of the dam has 14 bays each 6m wide.
3. Syzran power plant represents a hydroelectric power plant of diversion type.
4. Syzran bend pretty much resembles Samara bend in miniature.
5. Saratov reservoir.
6. Diversion canal.
7. Building of the power plant.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Syzran reservoir looks beautiful in dull winter weather.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Diversion canal bringing water to the head race of the power plant.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

This is how it looked in 1929. In 1994-2000 the power plant underwent capital repairs of the hydro systems and the canal, steel plating of the walls.
It’s interesting that no special valves or cranes at the canal entrance are provided. It’s a truck crane and mother wit to help out.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Head race

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Three shields per one turbine

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Stalingrad N/V means on the Volga. The reductors have both electrical and hand gear. But the second one takes about 5-6 hours for lifting.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Going down to the tailrace

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Initially the project head of the power plant was equal to 13,5 m. By now it has been decreased to 9,5 m due to the backwater of the Saratov reservoir.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Building of the power plant. The wooden window is the window of the former office of the director, today it’s the room for a little museum.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

That very office. On the floor – parquet of the beginning of the last century. Original books and furniture of that time.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

The power plant didn’t stop working during WWII. Register of June 1941.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Guide vane, collector ring and generator stator coil.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Circuit breaker with ammeter of a lifting mechanism of turbine pits shields, 1929

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Straight joint of the cable line, 1929

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Electrodynamic watt measuring device

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

They began to build the power plant in 1925 almost manually, with shovels and picks. On Nivember 7th, 1929 was arranged a trial run.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

“Do not touch the devices! Fatal danger!”

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Information materials dated 1909

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Some modern devices in the building

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

The holy place – control room. For about a century some “museum exhibits” have been working here.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

This place has never seen accidents

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Pre-war measuring devices and equipment

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Process control system

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

On-Off

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Pay attention to the incandescence

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Place for a man on duty

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Warning signs

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Warning information posters

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

In 1947 Syzran heat station and later substation “Syzran-220” began their work, so Syzran power plant became less significant for the city. Today it’s a non-polluting source of energy that doesn’t depend on coal, oil or gas.

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Moscow, Mashinotrest, 1928

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Leningrad electromechanical plant “Electrosila” (“electric power”)

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Warning signs

Excursion to Syzran Power Plant

Key parameters of the hydroelectric power plant: total capacity 2,04 MW, annual average yield – 5,5 millions kW-h.

Location: Syzran

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